The Indian film industry is world renowned. Apart from Bollywood, it consists of many other regional film industries such as Tollywood, Mollywood, Sandalwood etc. South India produces about 55% of the films in India. The actresses are drop dead gorgeous and most of them are multi-talented. South India also hosts many award ceremonies such as Filmfare and IIFA to reward talent.
Here is a list of the hottest South Indian Actresses:
1. Asin Thottumkal
Asin has won over three Filmfare Awards in the South Indian Film Industry. She is often referred to as The Queen of Kollywood. She is also a member of the prestigious 100 crore club in India. She speaks eight languages and works in various film categories.
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2. Shruti Haasan
A multi-talented, jaw dropping actress who has been a part of the South Indian film industry since 2009. She is the daughter of the great Kamal Haasan. She mainly works in the Telugu industry. Her light skin and coloured eyes is the most wanted trait in South India.
3. Samantha Prabhu
Samantha is South India’s most popular and paid actress. She began her career in modelling and was brought up in Chennai. Her mother is a Malayali and her father is Telugu. Samantha has won three Filmfare Awards till date. She donates most of her earnings from endorsements, product launches and inauguration events to her trust, Pratyusha Trust which provides healthcare and financial aid for the poor.
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4. Mamta Mohandas
Mamta is famous for her sharp features and gorgeous eyes. She is a film actress and a playback singer. She is trained in Carnatic and Hindustani music and first sang in the Telugu movie Rakhi. She has won the award for Best Actress in Malayalam in 2010. She also began her career as a model. She worked with tech companies like IBM. She debuted in 2005 in a Mayookham which shot her to instant fame.
5. Amala Paul
Amala began her career in the Malayalam film industry in 2010. She has won many best actress awards over her short career and will definitely be winning many more awards. She has worked in over 40 movies in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. Amala had a grand wedding in 2014 which brought a lot of media attention.
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6. Bhavana Menon
Bhavana made her acting debut when she was just 16 years old, she has appeared in over sixty films and has won two Kerala state film awards. Her presence in the Malayalam film industry has led to many box office hits.
7. Trisha Krishnan
Trisha gained media attention when she was a teen. In 1999, she won the Miss Madras contest. She then went on to work in many films in the Tamil film industry. Her sizzling figure has gained her a lot of fan following. She made her Bollywood debut in 2010 and is actively looking for suitable roles to play.
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8. Nazriya Nazim
An early learner, Nazariya has shot to fame thanks to wonderful movies such as Bangalore Days and Om Shanti Oshaana. She started her career as a television anchor before getting into stardom. She was raised in UAE and later moved to Trivandrum to pursue her BBA degree.
9. Ileana D’ Cruz
Ileana made her debut in the Telugu film industry. She has appeared in blockbusters such as Pokiri, Kick, Jalsan and has established herself as Tollywood’s leading actresses. Many people are not aware of the fact that she is from the South Indian film industry. She is a total beach bum and her favourite holiday destination is the Maldives!
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10. Divya Spandana
Divya is known by her stage name Ramya. She is a Kannada film actress and also works in Tamil and Telugu movies. She was born in Bangalore and studied in Ooty. Following her mother’s footsteps, she joined Indian politics to help her home town (Mandya) prosper. She works towards women empowerment and is also the Brand Ambassador for Royal Challengers Bangalore Cricket Team. She was a part of the most Googled Celebrity list in 2015.